Easton EA90 SLX wheelsets - clincher

3.23/5 (71 Reviews)
MSRP : $1200.00


Product Description

Easton EA90 SLX Road Wheel is weapons-grade in terms of voracity and efficiency. The low-profile 90-series road tubeless rim transmits power straight from the spoke to the ground with nearly no energy loss. Easton's game-changing new ECHO hub set rounds o


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2016

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Everything else

Bottom Line:   
I run the older version of these wheels with R4 SL hubs. I have had nothing but problems with these hubs. there's a tremendous amount of play in the rear wheel. I thought to fix this problem by replacing the bearings and ordering the updated bearing preload adjuster (which Easton irritatingly charged me for and made a profit off of despite being at fault for selling these wheels with a faulty preload adjuster).
New bearings and preload adjuster later, the play is still there. It's hard to tell if it's coming from the hubs or the spokes, but the spoke tension seems normal and with all the reviews of broken spokes I don't want to take the risk of overtensioning them. On the other hand the looseness makes the bike awfully squirrelly on descents. I can't wait to trash these wheels and buy a better set. I can guarantee you that my next set will not be from Easton.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bob Bolton

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2015

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    rear hub seal drags on cassette. Tech says it was installed incorrectly. It was installed by Easton!
This is a BS company who does not stand behind their product. Hard to believe in this day with all our choices they can be A-holes to their customers.


Bottom Line:   
Easton is arrogant. Their rear hub/seal design sucks. Do yourself and your friends a favor. Never buy or recommend Easton.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by MSRider

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2015

Strengths:    Lightweight and easy rolling

Weaknesses:    Broken Spokes!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Spokes break frequently!!!!These wheels are NOT designed for commuter, recreational, and/or everyday riding ...I would rate these a racing wheel...short quick rides. I bought my first set as a promotional from Performance (2012), the discount giving from any seller is not worth the head aches and un-certainty if this wheel will get you to the next mile .Performance worked with me when the first set of 90's (on the first set the front and back wheel spokes broke). Receiving my second set (from Easton 2013) there was an little confidence that these wheels would do better. I just started having trouble with broken spokes the second ( MS 2014) set and coming out of warranty Performance couldn't help, basically I was on my own. I'm a big MS supporter and have participated in many different venues, but its bad when you have to sag up to a bike shop (MS 2105) and have to ask for spoke replacements. Two different rides and twice the front spoke broke I base my review from a set of Richies I had that lasted me >5k miles...I cant get 300 miles from the 90's with out breaking spokes. I would NOT recommend this wheel for any big or endurance ride. If you choose to ride with these wheel and you have had good luck I would recommend to tape front and back replacement spokes to the frame for road side assistance...this you will need....I plan to hang these wheels and go to Mavic's...Again if you have Easton 90's wheels take a repair kit for spoke replacement...Spokes break frequently!!!!...Bike-Fuji Team...I weigh 180...That being said...Don't Buy...Unless you like unplanned adventures


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Idyotik

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2015

Strengths:    Strong, fast, light, reliable

Weaknesses:    nerds don't like them

Bottom Line:   
Fabulous wheels. Mine have around 6,000 miles and haven't needed truing yet! Bombproof and intelligent design.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lance

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2014

Strengths:    Very light, very stiff, terrific acceleration and cornering, decent clincher ride, (mine are a couple years old and have the ceramic bearings), incredibly strong especially considering their light weight.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have several thousand rough road miles on these and they've never even needed to be trued. I also have the EC90SLX carbon tubular version that I do cyclocross on. They are completely reliable. The spokes are the same Sapim spokes that most other wheel builders use. I don't know what this spoke breaking guy's campaign is about. Buy them, they're great value for the money.
The last mile to my home is a hill that varies between 6 and 9%, the last half mile is 9%. These wheels are highly responsive out of the saddle, which is a treat when you have very little left in the tank.



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